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The Four Best Website Name Generator Tools

Your domain name is more than just the primary piece of your web address — it’s also your brand’s identity. To be successful, you have to choose a name that’s meaningful, representative of your brand, powerful, concise, and easy to remember.

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Guthy-Renker Acquires Minority Interest In Mally Beauty, Acquires Mally.com Domain Name

Guthy-Renker is a direct marketing company. In March 2018, they acquired a minority interest in Mally Beauty for an undisclosed amount. The minority interest includes marketing and direct to consumer efforts via e-commerce for the Mally Beauty brand, according to the article. What approach will Guthy-Renker be taking? Well, they went for the jugular and […]

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Domain magazine Q & A – Do companies in India prefer .co.in or .in ?

Yesterday, I was asked this question by one of the Indian NamePros members about companies preferring .co.in or .in domains in India. The answer might as well help some more people in the community. So here in this post, I will try to answer this question. Looking at .in history ( which started back in […]

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Brandable domain name sales week 22: KeepCalm.com, Xuper.com, BaseCoin.com

It was another strong week for the brandables with seven sales breaking into the five-figure range.  Auction prices continue to climb with the difference between some end-user sales and a wholesale/reseller sale becoming increasingly less.  The top grossing sale was LawLeader which was almost certainly an end-user sale since the domain name was sold by Mike […]

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UDRP filed against Blue.app – and guess who filed it?

I was pretty surprised to learn this week that a UDRP was filed against Blue.app, the domain is owned by domain industry veteran and successful startup founder Bill Karamouzis who broke the news about the UDRP on Twitter earlier this week: Bill has a pretty snazzy site on Blue.app right now, and it seems pretty […]

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National Real Estate Business Domain Needed – Under $100K

Today: Buying aged “Performance” related .COM / Investing into a eCommerce domain (Arabic or English) / Buying unwanted Product & GEO .com’s (In Bulk) / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Investing in stock and domains – Are you just investing into domain name assets […]

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170 Domain Discoveries for June 25th

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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Another Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking verdict, after #Verdant .com #UDRP fails

The UDRP brought against the aged domain, Verdant.com, has failed at the WIPO. Registered in 1996, the domain is in use by its registrant, along with a silent variant, VRDT.com. In fact, Verdant.com has been used as a forwarding domain to the four letter brand, and that’s the reason the Respondent acquired it in the […]

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Daily Domain Picks 6-25-18

Daily Domain Picks 6-25-18 The top sale looks to be a Chinese IDN, 河北.com. PornHq.com closed at $5,100 on GoDaddy, nice price for the name. There are a lot of KeywordPornHq.com names in use for live websites. Top sales/closes from yesterday: xn--djrv90d.com 6,400 USD 2018-06-24 Dynadot pornhq.com 5,100 USD 2018-06-24 GoDaddy dbk.top 3,451 USD 2018-06-24 […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 24, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on June 24, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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What is your oldest domain name?

What is the oldest domain name you own? Mine is from 1994. Of course I only started domaining in July 2002, (almost 16 years back) but I have bought hundreds of domain names that have an original registration date that is before 2002. I actually have 2 domains from 1994, about 15 from 1995 and […]

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Signet.com Sold for $300,000 via Afternic

Earlier this month, Jamie Zoch reported that “Signet.com has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client.” The domain name was sold by Netincome Ventures, Garry Chernoff’s domain investment firm. From what I can see using DomainTools Whois History tool, Garry’s company owned Signet.com since at least 2004, the date of the earliest […]

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DomainSherpa Review – June 25: Pure.io BeWoke.com RacingTV.com

What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names? In this show:• We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently: Pure.io BeWoke.com & RacingTV.com• An investor’s portfolio is appraised: FlightsASAP.com TokenLadder.com MortgageCosign.com…• Get your bids in soon for TruePay.com, HouseCall.com, CookieBox.com…• Plus, much more! We’re joined by Adam Strong, Mark Levine […]

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Photos & Highlights from the Closing Days at NamesCon Europe 2018 in Valencia, Spain

The 10th anniversary edition of DomainingEurope/NamesCon Europe ended with another full day of business Friday and a Tour of Valencia today.

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Starting July 1 Google will be banning one of their most expensive keywords

Last year we published an article on the “Most expensive keywords in AdWords for 2017″ The report was courtesy of WordStream. Number 2 on that list was Bail Bonds at $58.00 + per click. Google decided to ban all ads for bail bonds services. This will go in effect starting July 1, From their blog: […]

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All About .Me – DNW Podcast #191

Learn about the origins of the .Me domain name. You’ve surely seen .me domain names and might even own some in your domain name portfolio. Today you’re going to learn about how the .me domain name came to be and why it has been successful when we talk to Natasa Djukanovic, the CMO of the […]

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After ICANN nod, MMX buys .xxx

MMX has closed the acquisition of porn-focused ICM Registry, after receiving the all-clear from ICANN for the contract transfers. The deal is worth roughly $41 million — $10 million cash and about $31 million in stock. ICM runs .xxx from the 2003 gTLD application round (though it didn’t go live until 2011) and .porn, .adult […]

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Deciding When To Forward Or Develop A Domain

Today: Buying awards-related .com + .org domains / DataGravity.com sold for $6,801 / Broker needed for commissioned sale / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Investing in Crypto / Coin Domains – Do you have any crypto or coin related domain names in your portfolio you […]

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My Domains

What do you think of SitePromotion.com? submitted by /u/sitepromotionDOTcom [link] [comments]

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Frank Schilling is happy with his .xxx investment

Rick Schwartz has certainly perked up the domain conversation on Twitter lately. There was a discussion by three heavy hitters, Schilling, Schwartz and Berkens. The top was .xxx. Rick tweeted he lost 6 figures on the extension, Schilling said he was happy with his investment. @DomainKing Like .xxx for me, Frank spent like $2M on […]

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Szjy.com was sold for $17k USD,Yww.com, 3491.com | Chinese Market Daily Report on 05-18-2017

DOMAIN SALES Yww.com changed hands for a high six-figure CNY price, but the seller didn’t disclose the exact price. Lzq.com was auctioned for ¥220,000 CNY (approximately $31,865 USD). Szjy.com was sold for ¥120,000 CNY (approximately $17,380 USD) in a BIN sale at 22.cn, “sz” is short for Shenzhen. 3491.com was auctioned for ¥104,500 CNY (approximately […]

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Donuts Announces Launch of .Travel Top-Level Domain

Simplifies Registration Process and Expands .Travel Registrars to Include GoDaddy, Encirca and Name.com SEATTLE, June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Donuts Inc., the global leader in high-quality, new top-level Internet domains, today announced the re-launch of …

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The Top 10 Largest ccTLDs by Number of Reported Domain Names

According to reports by VeriSigns, a total of ccTLD (country-code Top Level Domain) domain name registrations were approximately 146.3 million at the end of the first quarter of 2018, with an increase of approximately 0.2 million domain name registrations …

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Heading Into Panama for ICANN62

Well amazingly, it’s that time again. Next week, individuals from around the world with a keen interest in Internet policy will head to Panama City, Panama for the second ICANN meeting of the year. As always, Brandsight will be attending to follow all of the important policy work being carried out by the community. Before […]

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May 2018: new gTLD reports are up-to-date

New gTLDs related to CATERING and FOOD(.food – .recipes – .rest – etc…); New gTLDs related to PHOTOGRAPHY(.photos – .movie – .pics – etc…); New gTLDs related to CITIESThese are city names only (.koeln – .dubai – etc…); New gTLDs for COMPANIESExtensions companies should register their domain with; New gTLDs related to the LAW and […]

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Facebook Acquires Groups.com Domain Name

Facebook Inc. has acquired the premium generic domain name Groups.com Hogan Lovells International LLP was used to help acquire the domain name, which is common for the company. The domain has been registered since May 18, 1997 and was owned by a Dharshinee Naidu of New York prior. The transaction appears to have taken place […]

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What might be the future of Domain Names ?

Domain names have been in existence since the dawn of Internet (world wide web). In fact, domain names are the most crucial aspect of this internet revolution. They are the addresses of all the amazing applications that were built on it. Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, WeChat,  PayPal and lot more are all basically websites/applications that can be accessed through […]

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Domain Renewals:  The Silent Killer

If you are buying domains and you say to yourself that you will hold it for a year and then decide to renew, you are buying the WRONG ones. – Rick Schwartz One of the great joys of domaining is waking up and seeing the words, Your Domain Has Sold!, in your inbox. There’s nothing […]

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3 approaches to domain name valuation – which one do you use?

Ah domain name valuation. This is likely one of the most contested topics in the domain name world because well, there are a number of different approaches and really no “right” answer when it comes to the true value of a domain name. Last week a startup founder asked me how to determine the value […]

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Lessons from Elite Domain Investors

Today: How are you progressing with your domain investments? / Soccer Domain Showcase / Shooting.net sold for $6,000 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying 2 words .com starting with “smart” – Be sure to check your portfolio for one of these smart domain name […]

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